Waimea (Oahu), HI Tourist Attractions
This town of Waimea is wrapped around a bay, and the valley which runs up into the Koolau Mountains from the bay are one of the most natural places remaining on Oahu. Nearby beaches are also some of the best surfing spots on Oahu, when waves are up in the winter.
Waimea Valley Audubon Center (formerly Waimea Adventure Valley, Arboretum, Botanical Garden and Falls Park)
Primarily a garden, Waimea Valley Audubon Center features tropical plants of Hawaii as well as varieties from around the world.Near the head of the valley park is an attractive waterfall where divers and hula dancers put on shows throughout the day. A tram takes visitors to this show giving commentaries about the grounds along the way.The grounds of Waimea Valley Audubon Center with its wide variety of plants, birds and works of art offers a quiet place for walks.Adjacent to the gardens is a facility where visitors can rent and ride trail bikes, constituting the adventure part of the park.
Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712-9406, United States
Opening hours: 9:30am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Facilities: Gift shop
Typical Visit: 2 hours
Hale o Lono Heiau
Hale o Lono Heiau is an excavated temple dedicated to the god of agriculture, weather, healing, and peace. It dates to between 1470 A.D. and 1700 A.D. It has been restored and is is associated with the Waimea Falls Park.
Ehukai Beach Park (Pipeline, Banzai Surfing)
Ehukai Beach Park encompasses three popular surfing areas including, Ehukai Beach Park, Pipeline and Banzai. Although popular with surfers in the winter months there is also swimming in this area during the summer months.
Waimea Bay Beach Park
Sunset Beach is world famous for it's incredible surfing and huge waves.